“What’s the second best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?”
A unique collaboration between the National Theatre and Kings College London; Hangmen-Rehanged will screen Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award winning play first produced at the Royal Court Theatre and streamed live to cinemas on 3rd March, drawing together elements from live cinema and event cinema domains.
“Don’t worry. I may have my quirks but I’m not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.”
Kings’ College London presents its own screening of the play with an enthralling, sensory experiment for audiences: fusing live performance, verbatim reportage and culinary sensations; to evoke an unforgettable, indelible impression of England in the era of her last executioner.
Sarah Atkinson, Helen Kennedy, in collaboration with Omnibus and Edible Cinema with Bombay Sapphire.
Hangmen Re-hanged Biographies:
Polly Betton Edible Cinema
Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience film: through aroma, texture and taste.
Edible Cinema menus focus on environment, dialogue and the overall feeling of a scene rather than recreations of food shown on screen. Each guest is supplied with a tray of numbered ‘mystery boxes’ containing a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments. Food-matched moments are signalled during the film, indicating when a given package should be enjoyed.
Described as “gastronomic theatre” by Vogue and “the ultimate marriage of film and food” by Time Out, Edible Cinema began as a collaboration between Polly Betton (Teatime Production), Soho House and Bombay Sapphire. Now a peripatetic, independent entity, Edible Cinema continues to enjoy support from Bombay Sapphire and recently welcomed Blanch & Shock as lead chefs.
Alongside our programme of public screenings, Edible Cinema works with celebrity curators (Jonathan Ross, Ana Matronic), the film & TV industry (Disney, Now TV, Artifical Eye) and private clients to deliver special events.
Marie McCarthy Theatrical Director
Following several years as an actor, Marie retrained as a director gaining an MA in Theatre Directing (Birkbeck, University of London) where she won the Sir Peter Cheeseman award for achievement and innovation.
Prior to he current role as Artistic Director of Omnibus, she was co – artistic director of Lightning Ensemble with Sarah Weatherall, a theatre company created in 1995 to provide a platform for writers, directors and actors to explore collaborative cross art form practice in found spaces.
Directing credits include: When The Fallen Sang (St Giles in the Fields) The Crucible, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Macbeth, (Kents Caverns, Torquay) What You Will (Assistant /Associate Director Cultural Olympiad / Globe Theatre; Mark Rylance) 1908: Body and Soul (Cultural Olympiad, Henley Festival, Jacksons Lane) Pride and Prejudice (National Tour); Alice in the Walled Garden (Sixteen Feet Productions); The Secret Garden (National Tour), Not In My Name (Associate Director, Theatre Veritae), The Bonds (Oval House Theatre), Wind in the Willows (National Tour) Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Globe Theatre), Regarding X (Old Red Lion), SE1 (Lightning Ensemble), Watch This Space (National Youth Theatre), Lizzy, Darcy & Jane (Tabard Theatre), The Chess Players (Wandsworth Arts Festival), The Mayday (Lightning Ensemble Site specific revival in Leeds) Dissonant World, (Hampstead Town Hall), National Poetry Day 06, 07, 08 (Wandsworth Arts Festival), Like Love, (European and American Tour), Love and Understanding (Library Theatre, Manchester), Losing It(Soho Theatre Studio).
Radio plays include: Brent Life, (Life FM), Out Catching Criminals (Resonance FM).